So, a while back I was asked if I wanted to work on boarding a Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 promo for Nickelodeon- and of course said Yes! It sounded awesome! ... but in reality it was so much more complex- but I still got to draw the characters and it was being done through Blue-Zoo, a studio I love to work for.
We were given clips of characters from the film on a alpha channel. Using the clips, we had to create a promo which started out on the Nickelodeon logo and ended on the Cloudy logo. So the characters couldn't be reanimated, we had to create backgrounds and camera moves which they fit into- sort of a collage.
Unfortunately the first 4 clips we were given were short, and obscure. Lucky for me! the Blue Zoo guys had allready had several ideas of how to patch the clips together. I just had to draw them in a way to see if they worked, and then to make them look appealing to the client.
Here are the presentation boards of the 3 ideas. The last one (Gone fishing) is the one that was decided on.
'Popcorn' Using just 1 clip of the characters- the main characters.
'Ahoy' This uses all 4 of the first set of clips given to us.
'Gone Fishing' below is version 5 (or higher?) of 'Gone Fishing'. The water changed a few times, an loads more character clips were released for use.
Its finally available! Premiered on the Guardian Website!
"For the deliciously crumpled sweetness of their new single Slack Tide, the band decided to create possibly one of the most charmingly depressing animated videos of all time. Directed by Francesca Adams (and premiered here), the video shows a sad cartoon man going through the daily monotonies of life as he struggles to cope with living on a series of circular planets. In the end, well, he just jumps off the metaphorical treadmill." (-Extract from the Guardian)
I've been working on a music video for the single Slack Tide by a band called Empty Pools for the past few months, and its almost finished! :D
Hit some render issues and general... 'This file is far too big to handle without splitting it into 12+ files'. And the fact that I have just one computer have made what should have been a weeks work into almost an extra month (@_@) BUT the end (the real end this time!) is in sight.
The Official release of Slack Tide by Empty Pools will be in a week or so. But until then, I thought I'd post some stills and a link to the song :D
The track 'Slack Tide' by 'Empty Pools' is now available :D